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Shikara - South Kensington

#15,063 of 17,567 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$
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87 Sloane Avenue, South Kensington, London SW3 3DX, England
+44 20 7581 6555
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Today
18:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small side street restaurant. Clean and well laid out. Pleasant staff to greet you and good service even though we were touted off the street. Extensive menu well explained. Order to service time was minimal. Given first drinks free when the bill came. Surprised. My partner was not happy with her choice as very bland. My garlic murg was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food is of poor quality and utterly tasteless. Avoid and don't waste your money here. Bindi was bland, Dal tasted of ghee and nothing else, spinach was gross- no spices, aubergines was under seasoned. Chapati was soggy as they put it in a plastic bag. Don't waste your money here like I did! I wish I check trip advisor before... More 

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Thank LingL123
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Delivery : my partners food was cold. My food was missing and delivered 20 mins later. Utterly shambolic. They refused to refund and when asked they said "well you have your food now so you should be happy". Avoid this place like the plague, it may as well be serving it.

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1 Thank Oli L
Stockport, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This was one of the few places still open at around 11.30 on a Saturday night. I wish I had read the reviews. The food was dreadful. Bland, tasteless. Never again.

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Thank Sean D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Friday night - delivery ordered at 8:10pm, arrived at 9:40pm Ordered Prawn, got cheap shrimps, the curry was liquid, absolutely no taste. Ordered chicken as well, no taste, looked really cheap. Potato poorly cooked. Worst ever Indian I have ever had. We ringed backed to advise that way they will loose all customer, they were very apologetic, hopefully they will... More 

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Thank Lorenzo S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Revolting food. So disappointed. Will never order from there again. They even charge for a little run of mango chutney on an order of more than £40.

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Thank valerie s
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I visit south Kensington with my family shikara i find real original indian food Food and service r best waiter r friendly Thanks shikara

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Thank Smileness
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

My partner and I ate here on Friday evening and disappointed with the food was an understatement!!! My partner had a prawn Biryani which wasn't all rice it had been mixed with something similar to cous cous which I know isn't part of the dish and it had absoulutly no flavour either!! I ordered a chicken Rogan Josh (which I've... More 

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frances
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

just not appetising - take my tip give a miss. menu too long to be real - we tried monk fish curry and overcooked and no zap. only positive were the pickles

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

This is my first time dining at Shikara... Unfortunately, the food was terrible. The Chicken Korma looked like vomit and had absolutely no flavour at all. Definitely the worst Indian food I have ever eaten.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$55
Cuisine
Indian, Halal
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:30
Monday
18:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
18:00 - 23:30
Friday
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Sloane Avenue, South Kensington, London SW3 3DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7581 6555
Description
offers full flavoured, full-bodied dishes from the northern region of India. The northern regions are the historical home of the Maharajas the traditionally rich and exotic royalty of India. The north of India provides a diverse mix of the eastern customs, lifestyle, cuisine and traditions to give it a distinctively traditional character, while providing a contemporary style.Shikara has captured a flavour of the north, with a menu that reflects its cosmopolitan character and is drawn from the very finest of Indias exotic and varied cuisine’s. Here you will find the sumptuous cuisine of the Maharajas, a wholesome Indian fayre and the earthly dishes of the tandoor.

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